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January is only partially over, and already AREA has seen tremendous activity with multiple client visits already conducted and more scheduled before the month is over.

AREA welcomed several new board members this month to our 2023 slate of Directors, all eager to help advance our strategic plan implementation.

We are also out and about spreading the word about AREA’s efforts in public forums, having presented updates to both the Sandoval and Bernalillo County commissions in December and earlier this week presenting an overview on our efforts to the Albuquerque City Council. These efforts are designed to create greater engagement with AREA across the region.

Further, we have been in the news spreading the word about economic development opportunities for the region in the year ahead — to name a few of our accomplishments.

I hope to see you at our upcoming quarterly event on March 16, which will focus on The Case for Downtown. We have an exciting lineup of guest speakers that will inspire all of us to think about the future of downtown Albuquerque and the critical importance of the urban core to the entire region. 


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Danielle Casey, CEcD, EDFP

President & CEO

AREA is excited to announce the 2023 slate of Board Members

“My fellow directors and I are proud to welcome several incredible greater Albuquerque community and business leaders as new colleagues on the AREA Board,” said Cynthia Schultz, AREA’s Board Chair and CEO of Bradbury Stamm Construction. “The broad set of skills and expertise these individuals bring to the table will be critical in achieving the goals in our AREA 1.0 Strategic Plan.”

View our press release here

Save the Date: March 16, 2023 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

AREA Quarterly Update and Networking Event


Make sure your calendar is free on March 16, 2023 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for AREA's quarterly event.

Downtown Albuquerque has endless opportunities to thrive — but where do we go and how do we get there? Regardless of the direction we choose, we must do it soon. Join us as we make the case for why downtown Albuquerque should be at the top of all our minds when we think about the future of the region.

Stay tuned for the venue and speaker announcements.

Click here to register

Save the Date: April 6, 2023 from 3-5 p.m.

Building a Regional Economy

You won't want to miss the next event in our Building a Regional Economy series.

Last time we spoke with a panel of experts about quality housing and why its availability is necessary to create a stronger greater Albuquerque region.

Location and theme to be announced soon.

In Case You Missed It

AREA Job Board Training for Employers

Even though the greater Albuquerque region contains world class talent, it's not always easy for employers and potential employees to connect.

The AREA Job Board is the place to find the high-quality workforce you need.

Watch our webinar to see how to register and post jobs (all for free) and listen to recruiting/jobs professionals give advice and answer questions from employers.

Click here to watch the webinar livestream — our new tool to attract talent to greater Albuquerque is a brand new AREA project designed to showcase why the greater Albuquerque area is the best choice for anyone looking for a new place to call home.

This project is the next big step in achieving GOAL 2 — Attract, Retain and Align Talent — of the AREA 1.0 Strategic plan.



AREA provides a high quality showcase of key employers and job opportunities that can be a difference maker when residents are looking at career growth or a newcomer is deciding whether to move to our region.


Featured job posting:

Proposal/Business Development Specialist

FBT Architects is seeking a talented self-starter to join its Marketing and Business Development team as a Proposal/Business Development Specialist to lead proposal preparation and create compelling marketing materials.

Check out this job here

Click here for more opportunities or to promote your own at

ABQSites featured property:

Max Q (Kirtland EUL)

Max Q includes 70 acres of Kirtland Air Force Base land into over two million square feet of office, laboratory and retail space. While technically on base, the development will not be behind the military fence. The development does include secure office and lab space. However, parts of Max Q, such as retail tenants, will be accessible to the public.

Check out this property here

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The Year Ahead: Economic Development

"Our regional economy has so much promise, it is hard to choose just one. However, we have seen significant interest from large-scale manufacturing clients throughout 2022, with 16% of our pipeline currently made up of renewable energy component manufacturing opportunities, and another 16% in the semiconductor manufacturing sector. I also see tremendous momentum, opportunity and excitement around Downtown revitalization."

AREA's Danielle Casey: Opportunity is Where You Find it

Bringing together people and varied interests in a vast and diverse four-county region should be daunting for anyone, but Danielle Casey maintains that this is the kind of work she most likes, no matter how complicated it gets and how many individuals are involved.

Three New Mexico Cities Rank on MovieMaker Magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” List

MovieMaker magazine announced today three New Mexico cities on their annual list of “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” for 2023, including Las Cruces, which has been named on the list for the first time. For the fifth consecutive year, Albuquerque ranks as one of the top Big Cities. For Small Cities and Towns, Santa Fe appears on the list again, taking the #1 spot for the first time, and Las Cruces joins the list ranking 7th.

It's Time to Invest in the New Mexico Bioscience Industry

New Mexico has an abundance of world class scientists and innovators developing cutting edge  solutions to tackle the problems of today and tomorrow. With its three national labs and three research universities, New Mexico has the intellectual firepower to play an integral role in the world economy.


Thank you to our contributors


Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)


University of New Mexico


Albuquerque Publishing Co.

Bank of Albuquerque

BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico

Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc.

FRENCH Funerals & Cremations

Huning, LLC

Intel Corporation

Jaynes Corporation

Mesa del Sol, LLC

NAI Sun Vista

New Mexico Gas Company

Nusenda Credit Union

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Summit Electric Supply Co., Inc.

Tamaya Ventures

Tempur Pedic

Titan Development

U.S. Bank

Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance

201 Third Street NW #1900, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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